Utility Trailer Manufacturing Builds its 250,000th Reefer in Clearfield, Utah

From left to right: Tony Afarian, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.; John Harris, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.; Hal Bennett, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.; Don Digby Jr., Navajo Express Inc.; Jeff Bennett, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.; Shane Gregerson, Navajo Express Inc.; Bill Hathorn, Utility Trailer Sales of Colorado; Travis Martin, Utilty Trailer Sales of Colorado; Todd Smith, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. (Photo: Business Wire)

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CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--()--Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers is pleased to announce that it has exceeded another production milestone by manufacturing over 250,000 refrigerated vans in Utah.

Utility’s first Clearfield, Utah plant at Freeport Center, opened in 1965, where it manufactured the 2000R® reefer as well as other trailer products. “I have been with the Clearfield plant for nearly 40 years, and I know that achieving this success requires a team effort,” said Todd Smith, Utility’s Clearfield Plant Manager. “With increasing demand and moving to two shifts, this achievement was attained while being recognized both for being the safest trailer manufacturing plant in the industry by Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) and building the highest quality reefer in the world.” Utility remains the #1 leading reefer manufacturer in the U.S. for over 20 years.

The 250,000th reefer was purchased by Navajo Express, a family owned and operated trucking company based out of Denver, Colorado. “It is an honor to have Navajo be the recipient of this trailer,” added Mr. Smith. “The Digby family have been leaders and innovators in the transportation industry for over 70 years.” The 250,000th reefer was presented to Don Digby Jr. on March 16, 2017.

About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is America's oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer. Founded in 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, and aerodynamic side skirts. Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States. Utility’s 3000R® and the 3000R® multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured at the Marion, Virginia and Clearfield, Utah plants. The 4000D-X Composite® series and 4000D® dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000A®, 4000AE™, 4000S®, and drop deck flatbeds as well as the Tautliner® are all manufactured at the Enterprise, Alabama facility. Utility also has an extensive independent dealer network with over 100 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America. Visit: www.utilitytrailer.com for more information.

Contacts

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Elda Paloulian, Public Relations
(626) 583-1855 x 111
elda@artimegroup.com

Release Summary

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce that it has exceeded another production milestone by manufacturing over 250,000 refrigerated vans in Utah.

Contacts

Artime Group
Elda Paloulian, Public Relations
(626) 583-1855 x 111
elda@artimegroup.com